FREDERICK CHAMBERS

 

 

Born: 1873, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

Died: 30th March 1918; age 46.

Enlistment Details: Location: Woolwich; 28th January 1891; Age: 18 years & 8 months; Occupation: Labourer. Height: 5ft 5 ins, pale complexion, grey eyes & dark brown hair. scar left side of hand; tattoo – ‘Special’

Service:

Home: 28th January 1891 – 12th March 1894

India – 13th March 1894 – 25th January 1899

Home: 26th January 1899 – 27th January 1899

Army Reserves: 28th January 1899 – 12th November 1899

Home: 13th November 1899 – 4th December 1899

South Africa: 5th December 1899 – 28th September 1900

Home: 29th September 1900 – 5th December 1902

Army Reserves: 6th December 1902 – 27th January 1903. Served 12 years.

 

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Age: 40 years & 4 months; Date: 5th October 1914; Occupation: Labourer; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 7ins, dark complexion, blue eyes, & brown hair.

Discharged: 8th January 1918. Served 3 years & 96 days.

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 26891; Regiment: Reserve Cavalry Regiment, 3rd (Hussars).

Medals Awarded: South Africa – 1899 – 1900 – 1902 – Queen’s Medal with Clasp.

 

Grave Reference:

LL.2.35.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich,

Suffolk.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Ellen Chambers, of 47, Dilwyn Street, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   7, Bond Street, Ipswich.

 

Frederick was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Chambers, 51, a Brickmaker, born Ipswich.

Sarah Chambers, 53, born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

John Chambers, 16, born Ipswich.

Arthur Chambers, 11, born Ipswich.

Charlotte Chambers, 9, born Ipswich.

 

1901   13, Bond Street, Ipswich.

 

Frederick was 27 years old, a Corporal, 10th Hussars. He was living with his widowed father & brother & neice.

John, 71, a Bricklayer.

John, 36, a Corporation Labourer.

Emma Kindred, 19, born Bermondsey, London.

 

1911   47, Dillwyn Street, Ipswich.

 

Frederick was 37 years old, a Painter – Engineering. He was married and Head of the Household.

Ellen, 23.

Frederick, 3.

 

On the 3rd April 1904, at Ipswich Registry Office, Frederick married Sophia Hart, born 1869, Ipswich – 1906, Ipswich.

 

In 1908, Ipswich, Frederick married Ellen Kate Hart, born July 1888, Ipswich. They had 2 sons:

Frederick William Chambers, born 1908, Ipswich.

John Henry Chambers, born December 1913, Ipswich.

 

Reserve Cavalry Regiment, 3rd (Hussars):

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-yeomanry-regiments-of-1914-1918/suffolk-yeomanry-duke-of-yorks-own-loyal-suffolk-hussars/

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